Illinois House of Representatives, U.S. House Representatives and Senate election results

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Madelyn Kidd, Editor-in-Chief

The 2020 election ballots included voting for several political aspects besides the presidential election. There was also voting for the Illinois Senate, 118 Illinois House of Representatives seats, Illinois’ 18 U.S. House Representative seats and to pass a bill or a questionnaire leading to the creation of a new bill. 

With over three million votes accounting for a 54.5% of votes, Democrat nominee Richard “Dick” Durbin was re-elected U.S. Senator from Illinois. Senator Durbin has held the senate seat since 1997 after he was first elected in the 1996 election.

For the 18 Illinois seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Democratic party won 13 seats and the Republican party won five seats leaving other parties with zero seats. The democrats won in Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14 and 17 with nominees Bobby Rush, Robin Kelly, Marie Newman, Chuy Garcia, Mike Quigley, Sean Casten, Danny Davis, Raja Krishnamoorthi, Janice Schakowsky, Brad Schneider, Bill Foster, Lauren Underwood and Cheri Bustos respectively. The republicans won in Districts 12, 13, 15, 16 and 18 with nominees Mike Bost, Rodney Davis, Mary Miller, Adam Kinzinger and Darin LaHood respectively. Out of the 18 seats, only two electees are entering for their first term, Democrat Marie Newman and Republican Mary Miller.

In the Illinois House of Representatives, there are 118 districts and the Democrats won 95 seats and the Republicans won 23 seats leaving zero seats for other parties. Within Lake Land College’s district lies Districts 95, 96, 102, 107, 109 and 110. Republican Avery Bourne was re-elected as representative of District 95, Democrat Sue Scherer was re-elected as representative of District 96, Republican Brad Halbrook was re-elected as District 102 representative, Republican Blaine Wilhour was re-elected as District 107 representative, Republican Adam Niemerg was elected for his first term as representative of District 109 and Republican Chris Miller was re-elected as representative of District 110.

Overall, the Democrats won the Senate election and have the majority in the Illinois U.S. House of Representatives and the Illinois House of Representatives.

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